Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of August 24, 2015
Summer activity and reading logs are due this week!
All summer activity and reading logs are due to Ms. Knight this Friday, August 28th.
PLEASE remember to total all pages read for summer reading before turning in your reading logs!
The 1st quarter reading challenge is underway!
Your child's goal: Read as many pages as possible between now and October 22nd. Reading logs MUST be turned in to Ms. Knight no later than Wednesday, October 28th. We’ll have prizes for those who read the most in each grade level, and every participant will receive recognition!
How do you record reading?
Students will receive reading logs during their class' library orientation, but you can print out a reading log here if you want to begin documenting books read. List books (with page numbers) as you complete them. An adult must sign by each book read. Add the total number of pages read during the 1st quarter.
Interested in the News Team?
Interested students can pick up an application packet in the library. Applications MUST be turned in by Wednesday, September 2nd! Auditions will be held on September 3rd and 4th. The announcement of the 15-16 News Team will be at the end of school on Friday, September 4th.
An electronic copy of the application packet is also available here and on the library blog.
Book of the Week: Warning: Do Not Open This Book!
Warning: Do Not Open This Book!, narrated by Adam Lehrhaupt and illustrated by Matthew Forsythe, is a nominee for the 2015-16 South Carolina Picture Book Award.
Warning: Do Not Open This Book! is a great interactive picture book perfect for fans of Mo Willems' We Are in a Book! and B.J. Novak's The Book With No Pictures. It invites the reader to really be a part of the story and figure out a way to keep messy monkeys, noisy toucans, and scary alligators from tearing the book to pieces. The solution? A banana trap, of course.
Readers young and old are sure to find something to enjoy in Warning: Do Not Open This Book! It is an engaging book that tears down the fourth wall between author/illustrator and reader. The reader is just as important to a successful telling of this story as those who penned it.
Are you reading the SC Book Award nominees?
Click here for a handy checkoff sheet to keep track of your Book Award reading, and check out the videos below for a quick glimpse at this year's nominees!
Dates to Remember:
- August 24-28 - 2nd-5th grade library orientation
- August 25 - Washington, DC parent meeting (5th grade only) - 5:30pm
- August 26 - Bellacino's Night
- August 28 - Spirit Day; Summer activity and reading logs due
- August 31-September 4 - K5/1st grade library orientation
- September 1-25 - Fall MAP testing (Teacher will send specific date.)
- September 2 - News Team applications due
- September 3 - Moe's Night
- September 3-4 - News Team auditions
- September 4 - 15-16 News Team members announced
- September 7 - Labor Day (Schools and offices will be closed.)